Southern Fried RC Cola Chicken

Guest Post Credits- Tim’s ‘RC Cola Sizzling Summer’ recipes – including the General Tso’s chicken.

Southern Fried RC Cola Chicken. Hello friends, so how are you? Today I have been asked to share 2011 MasterChef winner Tim Anderson recipe for General Tso’s Southern Fried RC Cola Chicken. How tasty!!

Who Is Tim Anderson? Tim Anderson was a winner of MasterChef in 2011. Tim Anderson is an American-British chef, restaurateur, writer, and radio personality based in London.

Southern Fried RC Cola Chicken

Southern Fried RC Cola Chicken:

Experience the irresistible taste of Southern Fried RC Cola Chicken with Tim’s mouthwatering recipe. Dive into a world of crispy, flavourful goodness as the classic combination of RC Cola and a special blend of spices transforms ordinary chicken into a culinary masterpiece.

Tim’s step-by-step instructions will guide you through the process of achieving a perfect golden-brown crust and juicy, tender meat.

Step up your fried chicken game with this unique twist that captures the essence of Southern comfort food. Prepare to savour every bite of this deliciously nostalgic dish that will leave you craving for more.

Serves 4

Preparation: 8 hours 15 minutes | Cooking: 25 minutes

You Will Need:

  • 8 chicken skinned thighs
  • ½ can RC Cola or RC Cherry Cola
  • 100ml buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. malt vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 bird’s eye chilli (or similar)
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 2 cm chunk fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 orange
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. toasted white sesame seeds
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. Chinese five spice powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 spring onions or a handful of chives (optional)

Southern Fried RC Cola Chicken Method:


  1. Finely mince the garlic and chilli. 
  2. Place the chicken, garlic, anise, and chilli in an airtight container or plastic bag and pour in the RC Cola, buttermilk, soy sauce, and vinegar. 
  3. Marinate for at least 8 hours.
  4. Trim the broccoli into bite-size florets, peel and finely slice the ginger and roughly chop the garlic. 
  5. Zest and juice the orange and stir together with the soy sauce. 
  6. Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for just a minute or two until slightly tender.
  7. Place the flour in a tray or large bowl and mix in the garlic powder, spices and salt. 
  8. Dredge the marinated chicken thighs in the flour; the marinade on the chicken should form a thick batter. Heat the oil to about 170ºC in a deep fryer or large saucepan.
  9. Fry the chicken in the oil for about 10 minutes. While the chicken is frying, stir-fry the broccoli in a little vegetable oil for 2-3 minutes, then add the garlic, ginger and orange-soy mixture. 
  10. Allow to cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the liquid reduces to a syrup consistency. 
  11. Then add the sesame seeds.
  12. When the chicken is golden brown, drain on kitchen towel. 
  13. Garnish with finely sliced spring onions or chives and serve alongside the broccoli.

Guest Post Credits- Tim’s ‘RC Cola Sizzling Summer’ recipes – including the General Tso’s chicken.

Southern Fried RC Cola Chicken. So what do you think about this recipe? Do you also fancy trying it? Because I do.

Southern Fried RC Cola Chicken

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Southern Fried RC Cola Chicken
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  1. Kit @ i-lostinausten
    27 July 2012 / 21:01

    what an amazing recipe! AWESOME! 🙂

    • 28 July 2012 / 19:23

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  2. Judy Haughton-James
    26 July 2012 / 20:43

    It is always good to see a chicken recipe Clairejustine! I love chicken and this certainly looks delicious.

    • 28 July 2012 / 19:23

      I know how much you like chicken Judy 🙂

  3. einfachtilda
    26 July 2012 / 16:03

    Mal wieder absolut lecker und ein tolles Foto.Danke sagt Mathilda ♥

    • 28 July 2012 / 19:22

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  4. Lisa @ Two Bears Farm
    26 July 2012 / 11:45

    I would love this!! It looks wonderful.

    • 28 July 2012 / 19:22

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  5. Mom of A and a
    26 July 2012 / 06:40

    That sounds amazing even though the list seems rather intimidating!

    • 28 July 2012 / 19:21

      Thanks for the comment 🙂